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Trying Beorg

Tags: orgconfig tools

This is not a review. This is me, excitedly sharing screenshots of the shiny thing I am playing with.



My beorg screenshots are in the Dark theme, which is currently the only paid add-on for the app. All functionality I look at today is part of the free core. I’m perfectly happy putting out 99 cents if it helps development a little bit.

You can also contribute directly to feature development by making a contribution in Settings.

Does beorg support your favorite Org feature? I have no idea. But I can add, schedule, edit, and save tasks.

You could manage everything on your phone, but synchronization is an important feature for me. Synchronizing org files via Dropbox – or WebDAV if that’s more your thing – works in both directions. I prefer Syncthing but I’ll take what I can get. Who knows? Maybe I’ll figure out WebDAV later.

Emacs showing task added in beorg

TODO view

The TODO view lists tasks, including clear indications of scheduled completion – assuming you understand the notation.

TODO view

The Rainer König Org tutorials on YouTube are great stuff. I’m going through them again myself for a refresher, and I highly recommend them if you want to learn Emacs Org mode.

The TODO view supports multiple filters.

Filtered TODO view


The app icon badge shows the count of overdue tasks.

Overdue count shown on app icon

Alarms pop up for deadlines.

Task notification

I better wrap it up.


beorg includes other features I don’t feel like looking at today.

The Agenda view integrates with your calendar events, which is both very handy and not something I feel comfortable sharing with the entire world :smile:

The Files view gives you something closer to a raw edit of your Org files, but honestly that’s pretty darned clunky on a phone for me. For the moment I’ll stick with high level task management on the phone, and Emacs org mode if I need anything more involved.


Try out beorg if you’re on iOS. Read the manual for a more in-depth look at features and usage. I’m going to go reschedule that art project. I have other things that are higher priority.

Added to vault 2024-01-15. Updated on 2024-02-01